Why are some small groups dynamic, attractive, and breathe the life of Christ? Why do other groups stagnate and close? In this ground-breaking book, Joel Comiskey and Jim Egli describe eight surprises about thriving small groups from their research of 4800 small group participants on four continents. The authors expose common small group assumptions and offer practical advice to group members and leaders to help their groups thrive. The book covers topics such as small group participation, the influence of food, worship, and how thriving small groups effectively reach others for Jesus Christ. Read this book if you want your group to grow healthier and thrive with new life.
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About the Author
Jm Egli is the Leadership Pastor at the Vineyard Church (Urbana, IL). This is a church with five campuses in East Central Illinois. Jim's assignment is to multiply the number of leaders, small groups, and churches here, near and far away. i
Since 1992 the central focus of Jim's ministry has been small group ministry. For eight years of that time my full-time job was writing training and consulting with churches helping them to establish vibrant small group ministries.
In his quest to help churches with small groups Jim completed a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from Regent University researching what differentiates growing small groups from stagnant ones and why some churches small groups ministry thrive while others struggle. He wrote a book called Small Groups, Big Impact, which might be the most researched and practical book ever written for small group leaders.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Stop Doing Everything Yourself!
Chapter Two: Don't Look for People Like You. Empower Everyone!
Chapter Three: Grow Deeper to Develop Members
Chapter Four: Reach Out to Grow Closer!
Chapter Five: Focus on Jesus To Draw Unbelievers to Him!
Chapter Six: Quit Studying so Much and Start Praying!
Chapter Seven: Remember that Health Is Multi-Faceted